Allopurinol Tablets

Allopurinol Tablets

Brand Name: Ciploric
Contents: Allopurinol Tablets
Available In: 100mg / 300mg
Manufactured By:
Cipla
Other Trade Names: Allohexal, Allosig, Milurit, Alloril, Progout, Zyloprim, Zyloric, Zyrik, Aluron

Allopurinol (al-oh-PURE-i-nole) is used to treat chronic gout (gouty arthritis) kidney stones, and tophi (uric acid deposits in tissues), which are caused by excessive levels of uric acid in the blood. It is also used to prevent elevated blood uric acid levels in patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy.

This medicine works by causing less uric acid to be produced by the body. Allopurinol will not relieve a gout attack that has already started. Also, it does not cure gout, but it will help prevent gout attacks. However, it works only after you have been taking it regularly for a few months. Allopurinol will help prevent gout attacks only as long as you continue to take it.

Allopurinol is also used to prevent or treat other medical problems that may occur if too much uric acid is present in the body. These include certain kinds of kidney stones or other kidney problems.

Certain medicines or medical treatments can greatly increase the amount of uric acid in the body. This can cause gout or kidney problems in some people. Allopurinol is also used to prevent these problems, and can be given as either a tablet or an injection if necessary